|Julia and Gene Lognion||Jerry and Renee Reaux and Gene Lognion|
|Missy and Ed Wynn||Lawrence and Katy Svendson|
|Robert Harris, Renee Reaux, Ongel Aldridge, Mike Gibbens and Ross Keogh||Natalie Angelle, Celie Rivera and Adam Angelle|
|Napoleon and Josephine XXXIV Dane and Cara Escott||Stephanie Bentley, Britt Richard and Samantha Anthony|
|Josalyn Smith, Laura Miller and Brei Delahoussaye||Angela Vesper, Deirdre Malzahn, Andrea Thibodeaux and Keith Dronet|
|Julie Dronet, Christy Faugot and Shari Raggio||Councilman Keith Patin with Ashley Bertrand|
|the705 President and former Councilwoman Michele Ezell and school board member Rae Trahan||School board member Mark Babineaux talks to Ben Berthelot|
|School board member Greg Awbrey talks to a 705 member||Nicole Hebert, Emily Marine and Jennifer Ritter|
The charming theme of the Krewe of Bonaparte Ball this year was “The Powers That ‘B’.” The Cajundome Convention Center was transformed into a swanky scene with purple-tinged lighting and two massive stages at either ends of the room, connected by a lengthy runway. All the better for catching the beads and goodies that the Royal Court tossed on its way to the amazing, painted throne room. Napoleon and Josephine XXXIV were Dane and Cara Escott, each presented amid cheers and fireworks. The rest of the Royal Court enchanted the crowd dressed as some very magical beings, from Marie Laveau and Houdini to Beetlejuice and Jeannie. After the awesome promenade, the runway was parted and everyone danced the rest of the night away. This was Party Girl’s first time at the Bonaparte Ball, but after all of the fun I had, it surely won’t “B” the last!
the705 is an organization of young leaders looking to make a difference in the Acadiana community through volunteer service and leadership development. But they do like to do it while having fun! the705 has monthly meetings, one of which was recently held at Lafayette Lanes. Lafayette Parish School Board members and Lafayette City-Parish Council members were even on hand to rub elbows with the705 members and talk a little bit about the community. It was a casual way to get everyone talking about their ideas, all while working on picking up their spares. I must admit, I never knew that those neon bowling shoes looked so good paired with suits! The group is always welcoming new members, so if you are interested in joining and lending a hand visit www.the705.org for more info.
It wouldn’t be a first, however, as the Chamber has thrown money behind Landrieu before.
The Democratic incumbent, seeking her fourth term in office, is a strong supporter of the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. companies.
Summertime floral with panache
Three bedroom St. Martinville traditional or three bedroom Lafayette contemporary cottage
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The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.
As this year’s budget process slogs forward and the Lafayette Parish School Board maintains its hard-headed stance against using any of its more than $60 million reserve fund, another slate of critical programs have rolled through the chopping block, despite the ramifications for the school system.
Meat, cheese and veggies piled high on Texas toast
American companies export smog; UN calls for cease-fire in Gaza; fist bump keeps germ transfer down and more national and international news for Monday, July 28, 2014.
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Louisiana has joined nine other states in support of Indiana’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that the Hoosier State’s ban on sam-sex marriage violates the Constitution.
The eclectic vibe of summer
Three bedroom River Ranch cottage or four bedroom Youngsville traditional home
The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago.
1,554 rigs were exploring for oil and 315 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,770 active rigs.
The Saints are being cautious in an effort to minimize risk of re-injury.
Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when people charge money to drive others in their personal vehicles.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
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LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
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